External hard drive issue - PC to Mac (weird problem...)

Hi everyone,
this is my first post and new to Macs, so apologies if this may have been covered elsewhere (though I can't find an answer!), but I'm getting seriously frustrated with this issue!
I've just recently been given an iMac and I'm trying to access my files and use my previously PC-mounted external hard drive as my iTunes library and general storage for everything else. However, I'm having permission issues in that it will only allow me read-only status. I followed instructions from other forums and google searches that said I should install macFUSE and NTFS-3G drivers and this would solve the issue, which it did. Then my girlfriend turned off the hard drive accidently at the wall socket and once I remounted it, it has returned to read-only once again and even re-installing the drivers makes no difference!!!
I'm running an iMac PowerMac G4, Mac OS X 10.5.6 if that has any relevance?
Any help????

Hi Adam;
Personally instead of attempting to use NTFS, I would suggest that you reformat to HFS+.
Using NTFS on a Mac is always a kluge at best. It will always give you problems. If you reformat to HFS+ then you are using the native format and everything should work much better for you.

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